Sunday, May 20, 2007
Howard’s Industrial Relations Laws Bad for Australia
The Howard governments Workchoices under the new Industrial Relation laws are a disaster for Australia. The laws which reduce normal reward conditions from 20 to 5, laws that allow employers to sack employees without notice or reason, and laws that reduce wages and job security with employee contracts known as A.W.A (Australian Workplace Agreement). The laws have been enacted to please the corporate and business Australia, leaving behind the hard working Australians that make up the Australian economy. Supporters for the IR changes say it is for the good of Australian workers and the growth of businesses. The laws may create more jobs, but those jobs will entail below average wages for new and current employees. Australians in this ever expanding expensive world will end up with less money to survive, while the rich get richer on the back of these Howard government IR laws. Workchoices now re-branded due to overwhelming public disapproval, will stretch the divide between rich and poor like never before. The Howard government must be ousted at the next election, for the good of Australia and her people’s future.